Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Samantha Ronson Wants to Marry Her Girlfriend and Lindsay Lohan is Pissed . . . According to the "National Enquirer", Anyway:

This one comes to us from the not-always-reliable "National Enquirer", so make of it what you will . . . --SAMANTHA RONSON is reportedly thinking MARRIAGE with her girlfriend, Erin Foster . . . and LINDSAY LOHAN is NOT happy. --When Lindsay heard the news, she started calling, texting and e-mailing Sam like crazy, begging her to get back to her. But she didn't. --A source says, quote, "She was seething when she got no response. But that shouldn't surprise her . . . Sam's still very upset because Lindsay offered NO compassion or sympathy after her shock DUI arrest." --The source adds, quote, "Lindsay's beside herself! She knew Sam was dating Erin, but had no idea it was serious enough to trigger a marriage proposal. --"She told me: 'I can't believe that after everything we've been through together, I had to hear about this through the grapevine!'"

Christina Hendricks is Too Busy for Kids Right Now:

Insanely busty "Mad Men" minx CHRISTINA HENDRICKS has been married for almost two years now, but she's still not ready to have her womb filled. --She says, quote, "Not any time soon. I feel busy enough right now. (--In addition to being too BUSY for kids, I think Christina is also too BUSTY. Seriously . . . if those things get any bigger, the weight could knock the Earth out of its orbit or something.)

Is Paul McCartney Getting Married This Weekend?

"Us Weekly" says PAUL MCCARTNEY is marrying girlfriend Nancy Shevell this weekend at his farmhouse in Sussex, England. --A source says, quote, "It will be a small, intimate wedding. It's going to be very elegant and classic. [Then they're] having a big party in New York to celebrate later on." (--Paul is 69 . . . Nancy is 51.)

Check Out the Black Eye Reese Witherspoon Got From Her Car Accident:

REESE WITHERSPOON wasn't seriously injured when she got hit by a car last Wednesday. But she did suffer some damage to her face . . including a black eye. --Reese was photographed on her way to a birthday party on Monday . . . with the shiner and a Band-Aid on her forehead above the eye. (--Check out the pics here. At least Reese seems to be in a good mood.) (TMZ)

Stalker Biz - #1: A Guy Broke Into Madonna's House Last Year and Put On Some of Guy Ritchie's Clothes:

A man accused of stalking MADONNA admitted in court this week that when he broke into her British townhouse last year, he tried on some of GUY RITCHIE'S clothes. He also stole a can of Red Bull from her garage. --A prosecutor says, quote, "He told mental health personnel that he is entitled to live in Madonna's house because she sent him special messages." (--You can read more about this here.)

Stalker Biz - #2: Pamela Anderson Says a Stalker Once Hid Out in Her Home for Several Days:

PAMELA ANDERSON says a woman once broke into her house and stayed there for DAYS . . . secretly eating from her kitchen and taking her clothing. --She tells Britain's "OK!" magazine, quote, "I kept noticing my bread going missing and that my jean jacket disappeared. But I was like: 'I'm going crazy because I have two babies, I'm forgetting everything.'" --When Pam finally discovered the woman, she was wearing one of her "Baywatch" bathing suits. Pam called the cops . . . and the woman proceeded to SLIT HER WRISTS. She didn't die . . . but she did get deported. (--Grab the full story here.)
Watch Manny Ramirez Grab a Reporter's Microphone and Throw It:

Retired baseball star MANNY RAMIREZ was released from a Florida jail yesterday morning after posting $2,500 bond. Not surprisingly, reporters were there waiting, and they got pretty aggressive. --Some even shoved their microphones right into the window of the car Manny was in . . . so Manny grabbed one and TOSSED IT. --He then grabbed another microphone, but the woman driving the car took it from him and handed it back to the reporter. (--Here's the video. Is that Manny's Mom? If so, she looks good for her age . . . whatever it is.) --Manny is not allowed to have any contact with his wife, Juliana, until further notice. (--Here's a courtroom video.) --Juliana claims Manny slapped her during an argument at their home in Florida on Monday night . . . and that caused her to hit her head on the headboard of their bed. --Manny claims she hit her head accidentally when he grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her . . . or, in his words, "shrugged" her. (--You can listen to the 911 call here. And you can read the police report here.)

Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio Say Their New Movie "J. Edgar" Is Not About "Two Gay Guys":

This November, LEONARDO DICAPRIO hits theaters in "J. Edgar" . . . a movie about longtime FBI chief J. EDGAR HOOVER. It was directed by CLINT EASTWOOD. --By now, pretty much everyone's heard the rumors of Hoover's homosexuality . . . and his supposed long-term partnership with his associate director Clyde Tolson . . . who's played by ARMIE HAMMER in the movie. --But in an interview with "GQ", Leo and Clint stress that the gayness is NOT the focus of the movie. --Clint says, quote, "It's not a movie about two gay guys. It's a movie about how this guy manipulated everybody around him and managed to stay on through nine presidents. I mean, I don't give a crap if he was gay or not." --Leo adds, quote, "If I were a betting man, I actually don't know what I would bet [regarding his sexuality]." --The movie doesn't really ignore the issue . . . but it leaves it open. Clint says, quote, "They were inseparable pals. Now, whether he was gay or not is gonna be for the audience to interpret. --"It could have been just a great love story between two guys. Or it could have been a great love story that was also a sexual story."

Check Out the Trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1":

The new trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is pretty intense. If you're a 13-year-old girl. (--I kid. I love sparkly vampires and sensitive wolfmen!) (--Check out the trailer here.) --"Part 1" hits theaters November 18th. "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" . . . the last movie in the series . . . comes out NEXT November.

Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme Are in "The Expendables 2":

SYLVESTER STALLONE has made it official: CHUCK NORRIS and JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME are in "The Expendables 2". He even teased that he'll have a, quote, "big showdown" with Van Damme. --It's also possible . . . but not definite . . . that NICOLAS CAGE and JOHN TRAVOLTA will be in it. --Stallone is aiming for an August 2012 release.

The Latest Promo for the Charlie Sheen Roast Is a Parody of "Apocalypse Now", and Features Martin Sheen:

There's a new promo for next week's "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" that spoofs a scene from "Apocalypse Now". --It features Charlie's dad MARTIN SHEEN, who of course starred in the movie, and they used Roman Coppola as the "technical adviser." He's the son of "Apocalypse Now" director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA. --It's called "Sheenpocalypse Now" . . . and it opens with Charlie rising slowly out of the water with camouflage on his face . . . except he's just in a hot tub, alongside two girls. --In a voice-over, Charlie says, quote, "I was going to the worst place in the world . . . cable . . . channel 745 . . . I think . . . I don't even really know what channel Comedy Central is, with HD and everything. --"They were going to give me a roast for this . . . and I've never even watched their [effing] channel." --Then Martin busts in yelling, quote, "Charlie, get inside and wash your face, it's past your bedtime." (--Here it is. WARNING: The F-BOMB is UNCENSORED.)
Wednesday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.)

--"Survivor: South Pacific" [23rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:30 P.M. on CBS.

--"America's Got Talent" [6th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah and Jackie Evancho are among the guest stars.)

--"H8R" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Mario Lopez hosts as celebrities ambush their critics in the hopes of changing their minds. First to face their haters are Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jake Pavelka.)

--"Buried Treasure" [1st Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"Melissa & Joey" [1st Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC Family.

--"America's Next Top Model" [17th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Nicki Minaj is a guest judge.)

--"Big Brother 13" [13th Season Finale] . . . 9:30 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS.

--"Operation Repo" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on TruTV.

--"Primetime Nightline: Celebrity Secrets" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC.

--"Up All Night" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on NBC. (--Christina Applegate and Will Arnett play new parents learning to cope with their new life change when she goes back to work and he becomes a stay-at-home dad.)

--"Free Agents" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn star as co-workers who spend a passionate night together and then try to figure out their ever-changing relationship.)

--"Damages" [4th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on DirecTV.

--"Necessary Roughness" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on USA. (--Terrell Owens guest stars as T.K.'s rival.)

--"Deadliest Warrior" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:30 P.M. on SpikeTV.

--"Hulk Hogan's MCW" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TruTV. (--After many attempts to popularize the Micro Championship Wrestling circuit, Hulk Hogan must decide what to do as the league comes to an end.)

--"I Married A Mobster" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on ID.

Fleetwood Mac Will Tour Next Year:

FLEETWOOD MAC will tour next year . . . and everyone is onboard EXCEPT CHRISTINE MCVIE . . . who hasn't been part of the band since 1998. At this point, no one seems to have any idea how or when it will come together. --MICK FLEETWOOD says, quote, "We're so disorganized as a band, I don't know what to tell you. All we know is we're working next year. --"We leave everything [until] way too late. But we're all up for touring in the early summer of next year, I think, and once we start we're much like U2 and the Rolling Stones in terms of workload. --"We basically play until no one wants to book us anymore." --LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM says "there's been talk about doing another album," but adds that it wouldn't happen before the tour. He hopes the band will have "three or four new songs" before they hit the road, and continue working on stuff while on tour. --Mick is cool with that. He says they played a lot of deep cuts on their last tour in 2009, and the fans seemed to dig it. --He says, quote, "We actually had a ball really delving into our portfolio of songs and pulling out a few songs that weren't necessarily super, super well-known, and to us they felt like new songs . . . and [the fans] loved it. --"We are blessed with having so much [music] that, in theory, we never stand a chance of being bored because even though the songs are 30 years old or more, there are so many of them that [we] have never played on stage."
A David Hasselhoff Track Made a List of 100 Songs That Changed History!

Britain's "Time Out" magazine has put together a list of 100 Songs That Changed History . . . and PUBLIC ENEMY'S track "Fight the Power" came out on top. --But the REAL story is that it includes DAVID HASSELHOFF! And he didn't just make the list . . . he has a song in the TOP 10. No joke. --You may have known that The Hoff is a BIG DEAL in Europe . . . he's their ELVIS PRESLEY. But you may not have known that his hit "Looking for Freedom" was an anthem for the fall of the Berlin Wall! --It came in at #10 on this list. Here's "Time Out" magazine's write-up on why it's a history-defining song: --Quote, "'Looking for Freedom' . . . a cover of 1970s single [by a German singer] . . . was at the top of the charts when West Berliners started chipping away at the wall. --"Hasselhoff was invited to perform to an audience in the hundreds of thousands from atop the partially-demolished Cold War icon on New Year's Eve 1989, officially the most optimistic night in history." That same year, "Baywatch" premiered in the U.S. --Anyway, to compile the list, the magazine says it surveyed "musicians, historians and enthusiasts" and asked them which songs they thought had "the most significant impact on real-world events . . . culturally, socially and politically."

--Here's the Top 10:

1.) "Fight the Power", Public Enemy (1989)

2.) "Do They Know It's Christmas?", Band Aid (1984)

3.) "Irhal", Ramy Essam (2011) . . . A year ago, he was a 23-year-old student in Egypt, but earlier this year, he was called "The Voice of the Egyptian Uprising."

4.) "A Change Is Gonna Come", Sam Cooke (1964)

5.) "Imagine", John Lennon (1971)

6.) "God Save the Queen", Sex Pistols (1977)

7.) "Happy Birthday", Stevie Wonder (1981)

8.) "Acid Trax", Phuture (1987) . . . They're a techno group from Chicago

9.) "Pow! (Forward)", Lethal Bizzle (2004) . . . He's a British rapper of Ghanaian descent.

And here it is: 10.) "Looking for Freedom", David Hasselhoff (1989)

(--You can browse all 100 entries, here. There's audio, along with brief explanations for a lot of the entries. And there's also a bizarre, 11-minute "mix" that someone made using all the songs in the Top 10. Here it is.)


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

There's a report going around that BRITNEY SPEARS and her boyfriend Jason Trawick are engaged. They're not. (Full Story)

"Inception" star TOM HARDY is denying rumors that he's gay. (Full Story)

I guess ANGELINA JOLIE and her dad JON VOIGHT really HAVE patched things up. Jon says, quote, "When I see her with her own children it moves me deeply." (Full Story)

A woman who claimed she was injured during the filming of the SACHA BARON COHEN movie "Bruno" lost her case . . . and now she has to pay Universal Studios for filing a nuisance lawsuit. (Full Story)

There's a rumor going around that JOAN RIVERS is dead. It's false. She says, quote, "I think this story came from Betty White . . . that [B-word]." (Full Story)

Check out JOHNNY DEPP in costume, filming his new vampire movie, "Dark Shadows". (Full Story)

Former "Today" show anchor MEREDITH VIEIRA will serve as a "special correspondent" on BRIAN WILLIAMS' upcoming primetime news show, "Rock Center". (Full Story)

42% of American adults who have TVs are watching them between 9:15 and 9:30 P.M. That's probably the highest concentration of TV watchers all day. For people age 49 and younger, the prime watching time is 9:45 P.M. (Full Story)

Rapper GUCCI MANE is headed back to prison. He'll do six months for throwing a woman out of his car back in January. Gucci pleaded guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one count of disorderly conduct. (Full Story)



Dozens of Strangers Lift a Burning Car Off an Injured Motorcycle Rider to Save His Life:

Sometimes we think that, in today's culture, most of the other people out there couldn't care less if you live or die. This story proves that's NOT a universal truth. --On Monday morning, in Logan, Utah, a BMW driver was pulling out of a parking lot and CRASHED into a motorcycle rider. That rider was 21-year-old Brandon Wright. --The driver was okay, but Brandon was trapped underneath the car. And suddenly, his motorcycle went up in FLAMES. Then, the CAR started going up in flames. --Several strangers from different walks of life saw what was going on. There were Utah State University students, construction workers, joggers, people in suits . . . just random people. --And they all quickly decided they weren't going to watch Brandon die if the car, bike, or both EXPLODED. -So they all put themselves in mortal danger . . . and without hesitation, they all worked together to lift the car off of him. In the video of the rescue, you can see they're all selflessly running over to contribute. --The crowd was able to get Brandon out safely. He was rushed to the hospital with several broken bones and some serious burns . . . but he's alive. And the local police are giving the group of strangers the credit for that. (NBC 5 - Salt Lake City) (--You can see amazing video of the rescue here..)

Companies Say They Want to be Family-Friendly . . . But Actually Penalize People for Having One:

In a new global survey by a company called WorldAtWork, 80% of employers say they strive to provide a family-friendly business environment. Freakin' great, right? --NOPE. Because even though they all SAY that . . . the survey also found that their actions do NOTHING to back it up . . . --More than half say the ideal employee is one who's available at any hour of the day.

--40% say that the most productive employees are ones without a lot of personal commitments.

--33% say that people who want flexible hours won't advance very far in their company. --And some companies have admitted to denying promotions, giving bad job assignments, and giving negative performance reviews to employees who took too much family time off.
(PR Newswire)

A Woman Loses Her Job After Taking a Leave of Absence to Give Her Dying Son a Kidney:

Earlier this year, 22-year-old Alex Rendon of Philadelphia had kidney failure. And his mom, 41-year-old Claudia Rendon, immediately volunteered to give him one of hers. --Claudia worked at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Philadelphia, a school that teaches mechanics how to fix planes. And she was out of vacation time . . . her mother had recently died so Claudia took all the time off she could to be with her. --Claudia asked her job for a leave of absence so she could donate her kidney to her son. They gave it to her, but made her sign a form saying her job wouldn't be guaranteed when she came back. --The kidney transfer was a success. Her son Alex is pulling through and should survive. --But when Claudia went back to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, she found they'd taken the form seriously . . . and HAD replaced her. --The company was within their legal rights to do that . . . as a small company with under 50 employees, they're not bound by the Family Medical Leave Act, which would've guaranteed her 12 weeks off for the kidney donation. --But just because it's legal . . . doesn't make it RIGHT. --The local FOX station in Philadelphia heard about Claudia's story and did a report on it. Afterward, the Aviation Institute of Maintenance didn't give her the job back . . . but they offered to pay her salary while she reapplies with them. (FOX 29 - Philadelphia)

Pumpkin Prices Could Be Way Up This Halloween:

Hope you're not gearing up for too much pumpkin carving or fresh pumpkin pie this fall. Because once again, the world has conspired to SCREW YOU. --Pumpkin prices could be WAY up this Halloween. And let's see which one of the usual suspects gets the blame this time. The economy? Nope. Global warming? Nope. Illegal immigrants? Nope. Hurricane Irene? We have a winner! --The flooding and rains caused by Irene screwed up the harvest and the soil, which looks like it's going to lead to a shortage in pumpkins . . . and when supply goes down, the prices shoot up. --There's no word on exactly how much they might cost. In the past few years, they've averaged about 40 to 50 cents per pound. (

A New Study Proves You're a Better Cook Than Your Mother:

No matter how much you love your mother . . . there's not a woman in the WORLD who won't take some satisfaction in hearing this. --A new study has proven that you're a better cook than your mother. --Or at least you're a statistically more VERSATILE cook than her. In the study, women who raised kids in the 1970s and '80s knew 17 recipes by heart. Women raising kids today know an average of 21 recipes by heart. --But the taste of those recipes wasn't factored in. --The study DID find that today's women cook more exotically than their mothers . . . instead of standards like meat and potatoes or spaghetti, they try ethnic food and things they see on TV shows. (Daily Mail)

A Website Gives You Tips on How to Write a Sympathy Note . . . If You Don't Trust Yourself Not to Say Something Dumb:

It's tragic when a friend or coworker loses a loved one . . . and it's always hard to know what to say. --So to make sure you don't go Joe Biden and say something dumb or insensitive during someone's time of need, there's a new website to help you out. gives you tips on the right thing to say or write, to make sure that a grieving person admires you for being so sensitive and eloquent. --The site includes special cases, like what to say to a friend who gets diagnosed with cancer, to a friend who loses an estranged parent, or if you're writing a sympathy note when you never met the deceased person. --Among the things they suggest you do to fake the right level of concern are:

--Don't start writing right away. Take notes on how hearing the news made you feel.

--Write a story recalling a time that the deceased person's unique qualities touched your life. Try to find a story the grieving person has never heard.

--Try to put yourself in the shoes of the grieving person, and show you know how they're feeling, so they won't feel alone in their grief.

--Take the time to get it right, even if it means sending it days or weeks after the death. (PR Newswire)

The Average College Football Player Should Be Paid $120,000 . . . and Basketball Players Should Get $265,000:

Scandals aside, college students who play football and basketball don't get paid. They receive scholarships. That's all the compensation they get until they turn pro. But the issue of whether college athletes should be paid legally is always a hot debate. --So Drexel University used the salaries of college coaches and administrators, and the amount rookies are paid in the pros, and found that the average college football player at a large school has a fair-market value of . . . $120,048 a year. --The school that should be paying their players the most is the University of Texas Longhorns. Their coach, Mack Brown, makes $5.1 million a year. And if he were allowed to pay players, they'd each be worth $513,922. --Instead, their scholarship money means their income leaves them $778 below the poverty line. --The average basketball player has a fair-market value of $265,027, and Duke's players should be paid $1,025,656. Instead, they make $732 OVER the poverty line. (PR Newswire)

Six Flags Rescued a Dog Left in a Customer's Car . . . Then Lost It:

On Sunday, Shalanon Brooks went to an amusement park called Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles. -She decided to bring her one-year old Pomeranian, Malibu. She claims Malibu's a doctor-prescribed animal for emotional support. --But when Shalanon got to the park, she noticed that the handbag she'd planned to carry Malibu around in had a broken strap . . . so she LEFT the dog in the car while she went into the park. --She did leave water and food in the car, and cracked the window, so she thought it would be okay. But the park security disagreed. --While patrolling the parking lot, they saw Malibu in the hot car and said she was in distress. So they broke in and rescued her. --Six Flags has a special animal kennel on site, and they brought Malibu there . . . but she escaped. --Malibu was last seen running through the parking lot, and Shalanon is distraught over the loss. Six Flags says they're not responsible for pets brought to the park . . . even ones they 'rescue' by breaking into customers' cars. (Gawker)


Mugshot of the Day: A Toothless Man is Busted Eating Raw Meat at a Walmart:

There is SO much wrong with this crime. --53-year-old Scott Shover of Carlisle, Pennsylvania does not have any teeth. But, apparently, that wasn't enough to stop him from eating his way into a crime. --On Monday afternoon, Scott went to Walmart and started opening packages of RAW MEAT . . . then eating the raw meat and putting the packages back on the shelves. --Security stopped him on the way out and called the police. --Even though he only gummed down $24.53 of raw meat . . . and the disease that he'll almost inevitably get might be punishment enough . . . Scott is facing some real charges. --He has four prior retail theft convictions . . . so, because this is his fifth, it's a FELONY. (The Patriot-News) (--Here's his toothless mugshot.)

A Man Catches a Thief Trying to Steal His Car . . . and Sits on the Thief Until the Cops Come:

Chalk this up as ANOTHER reason why we CELEBRATE THE CHUBBIES. Over the weekend, in Boise, Idaho, chubbiness FOUGHT CRIME. --Around 3:00 A.M. on Saturday, a man, whose name wasn't released, saw 46-year-old Allen L. Berry breaking into his truck outside of his apartment. --The man called 911 . . . and then he jumped into action. --He headed outside, TACKLED Allen . . . and then used his SWEET GIRTH to help the cops. Because the man decided to SIT on Allen until the police arrived. --We don't know his weight, but Allen's mugshot looks like he runs close to 200 pounds . . . so it would've taken A LOT of MASS to keep him on the ground. --The cops arrived and found the man sitting on Allen. --Allen was arrested and charged with grand theft and burglary. He's had felony convictions before and could get up to 24 years in prison. (Idaho Statesman)


Random News Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

A professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania says that regional accents may be getting stronger and more pronounced. But he's not sure why. One theory is that, quote, "Dialect differences have become associated with political differences, so that the Blue States / Red States division comes close to the boundary between the Northern and Midland dialects." (Full Story)

"U.S. News & World Report" released their top colleges list. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia are the top four. In fact, there's only one change from last year . . . Dartmouth isn't in the top ten. (Full Story)

According to new research, a father's testosterone levels drop steeply after a baby is born, and helps him stick around and care for his children. (Full Story)

Blacks are the group most likely to have life insurance: 76% say they have it, while 80% say they need it . . . 62% of whites have it, and 67% say they need it. Among Hispanics, only 54% have it, while 70% think they need it. (Full Story)

73% think the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. That's up 5% from last year. 66% say that what you think doesn't count very much anymore, up from 52% . . . and 73% think that the people in charge don't care about them, which is up from 50%. (Full Story)

Mugshot of the day: A 220-pound guy killed a jail official in Utah, escaped from prison, was disarmed by a customer at a fast food place, and imprisoned again. He's lost 50 pounds since getting caught, and his defense attorneys think that if he was back up to 220 pounds, the jury would be less likely to think he could have been disarmed by a little guy at a fast food place. So they want him to gain 50 pounds before his murder trial. But when you see his mugshot, you'll know why that won't help. (Full Story)


#1.) Is This the Most Ridiculous Speech in Reality Show History?

There's a reality show on VH1 you've never heard of called "Ton of Cash", where contestants haul money from L.A. to Vegas. One of them is a professional arm wrestler named Jonny Sarhanis . . . a.k.a. "The Greek Mystique". --And on a recent episode, he gave one of the most ridiculous inspirational speeches ever. First of all, he wasn't wearing a shirt. Then he turned to his castmates, and used an old boxing metaphor everyone's heard a million times. --He said, quote, "It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can GET hit, and keep moving forward." But the best part was the end, when he started flexing and grunting like a maniac. --It's something he calls the "animal," and it's how he celebrates every time he wins an arm wrestling match. (--And yes, he's a huge fan of the Sylvester Stallone movie, "Over the Top.") (--Search for "VH1's Tons of Cash The Greek Mystique's Final Animal." The speech starts at :23, and the grunting starts at :51.)

#2.) And Now . . . Crazy Ukrainian Teenagers Climb a Suspension Bridge with No Safety Ropes:

If you're afraid of heights, don't watch the new helmet cam footage of crazy teenagers in Ukraine climbing a suspension bridge without any safety ropes. They walk up the cables, and it's so high, it takes over 11 minutes. (--Search for "Insane Teens Climb Bridge in Kiev." They get to the top at 11:27.)

#3.) A Video of Two German Kids Doing a Magic Trick Ends in Tragedy . . . But Don't Worry, It's Fake:

A video of two German kids doing a magic trick is getting a bunch of plays on YouTube . . . because it ends with one of them getting CRUSHED by an entertainment unit. --It happens after they yank a tablecloth off a table. One kid knocks into the kid behind him, that kid stumbles backwards, bumps into the entertainment center, and it falls on top of him. --But don't worry. It turns out it's just a fake viral ad promoting some German variety show. (--Search for "Michel & Sven Magic Trick." It happens at :10.)

Four Scientific Reasons You Should Look Your Best:

Some days it's tempting to just roll out of bed and go to work. But the time you spend getting ready is more important than you think. And if you're going to an INTERVIEW, obviously it's even more crucial to look good.

--Here are four scientifically proven reasons you should look your best.

#1.) You Seem More Capable. A study by two economists called "Why Beauty Matters" showed that just looking good makes people think you can handle more responsibility. --Obviously, looks have nothing to do with how good you are at your job. But according to the study, the better someone looks, the more we tend to overestimate how productive they are. --So in other words, wearing dress clothes makes you look more responsible . . . which you've probably figured out on your own by now.

#2.) You're More Likely to Get a Second Interview. In one survey, more than 150 employers said the number one reason they reject someone after a first interview is poor personal appearance.

#3.) You'll Get a Higher Starting Salary. Researchers sent identical resumes to more than 1,000 companies, and also asked what the starting salary would be. --Half of the resumes included a picture of the fake applicant BEFORE they had a makeover, and the other half had the 'after' shot. And the one's with the 'after' shots got up to 20% higher salary offers.

#4.) It Raises Your Self-Confidence. The average person can see their own reflection up to 50 times a day. So you're not just dressing up for OTHER people. You're dressing up for YOURSELF. --Obviously, if you look in the mirror and like what you see, it boosts your self esteem. And if you DON'T, it won't. (


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